and now for something completely different.
Our latest specialist mix is a dispatch from Haiti. It comes courtesy of multi-generational ensemble Lakou Mizik and NERO’s Joseph Ray, who’ve also teamed up on a collaborative album entitled ‚Leave the Bones‘, which is slated for release on 6 August. Across the hour-long mix (which they’ve dubbed ‚Tanbou Libète‘, or ‚Drums of Freedom‘) the nine-piece band and Grammy-winning UK producer pay homage to the revolutionary spirit of Haitian roots music, otherwise known as mizik rasin. They also showcase a fusion of traditional and contemporary Haitian styles such as vodou and konpa.